Definitions for "Coconut Milk"
The milk from coconuts, a natural hair and skin emollient.
Santan This is not the clear liquid found inside a shole coconut but rather an extract from the grated flesh of a coconut. Use one of the following methods to make the milk. Fresh: - Grate one coconut in a bowl and add 1 to 1 1/2 cup of hot water. Squeeze coconut until water is turned white and the flesh is dry, set aside milk and add more water to coconut, repeat above until we have about 1/2 litre of milk. Desiccated coconut: - As above, but the yield will be less. Creamed coconut: - Sold as solid blocks of coconut cream. Dissolve in hot water to get the right consistency or use straight from pack to thicken sauces etc. Tinned coconut milk: - use straight from can.
Made by combining equal parts of water and shredded fresh or desiccated coconut and simmering until foamy. The liquid is then strained. Used in Thai, Sri Lankan and South Indian curries.
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